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Thomas J Jackson

Hydrologist


photo of Tom Jackson  Thomas Jackson, Ph.D.
Hydrologist
USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
Voice: (301) 504-8511
Fax: (301) 504-8931
Tom.Jackson@ars.usda.gov

 

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(view author's publications/interpretive summaries/technical abstracts since 1999)

Jackson, T. J. Multiple resolution analysis of L band brightness temperature for soil moisture. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39:151-164. 2001.

Jackson, T. J., Hsu, A. Y., Shutko, A. M., Tishchenko, Y., Petrenko, B., Kutuza, B., and Armand, N. Priroda microwave radiometer observations in the SGP97 hydrology experiment. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23:231-248. 2002.

Jackson, T. J. and Hsu, A. Y. Soil moisture and TRMM microwave imager relationships in the Southern Great Plains 1999 (SGP99) experiment, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39:1632-1642. 2001.

Jackson, T. J. Remote sensing, soil moisture and implications for groundwater recharge. Hydrogeology Journal, 10:40-51. 2002.

Jackson, T., Hsu, A., O'Neill, P. Surface soil moisture retrieval and mapping using high frequency microwave satellite observation in the Southern Great Plains, J. Hydrometeorology, 3:688-699. 2002.

Jackson, T., Gasiewski, A., Oldak, A., Klein, M., Njoku, E., Yevgrafov, A., Christiani, S., and Bindlish, R. Soil moisture retrieval using the C-Band polarimetric scanning radiometer during the Southern Great Plains 1999 experiment. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 40:2151-2161. 2002.

Njoku, E., Jackson, T., Lakshmi, V., Chan, T., and Nghiem, S. Soil moisture retrieval from AMSR-E. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41:215-229. 2003.

Bindlish, R., Jackson, T. J., Wood, E., Gao, H., Starks, P., Bosch, D. and Lakshmi, V. Soil moisture estimates from TRMM Microwave Imager observations over the southern United States. Remote Sensing of Environment, 85:507-15. 2003.

Jackson, T. J., Hsu, A.Y., Van de Griend, A., and Eagleman, J. SKYLAB L band microwave observations of soil moisture revisited, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24: 2585-2606. 2004.

Entekhabi, D., Njoku, E., Houser, P., Spencer, M., Doiron, T., Belair, S., Crow, W., Jackson, T., Kerr, Y., Kimball, J., Koster, R., McDonald, K., O'Neill, P., Pultz, T., Running, S., Shi, J.C., Wood, E., and van Zyl, J. The hydrosphere State (Hydros) mission concept: An earth system pathfinder for global mapping of soil moisture and land freeze/thaw, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 42:2184-2195. 2004.

Jackson, T., Chen, D., Cosh, M., Li, F., Anderson, M., Walthall, C., Doraiswamy, P., and Hunt, E.R. Vegetation water content mapping using Landsat data derived normalized difference water index (NDWI) for corn and soybean, Remote Sensing of Environment, 92: 475-482. 2004.

Kustas, W.P., Li, F., Jackson, T. J., Prueger, J.H., MacPherson, J.I., and Wolden, M. Effects of remote sensing pixel resolution on modeled energy flux variability of croplands in Iowa, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 92:535-547. 2004.

Cosh, M.H., Jackson, T. J., Bindlish, R., and Prueger, J.H. Watershed scale temporal persistence of soil moisture and its role in validation satellite estimates, Remote Sensing of Environment, 92:427-435. 2004.

Jackson, T. J., Hurkmans. R., Hsu, A., and Cosh, M.H. Soil moisture algorithm validation using data from the advanced microwave scanning radiometer (AMSR-E) in Mongolia. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing., 30/31:23-32. 2004.

Jackson, T .J. Remote Sensing Soil Moisture. In Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. Ed. D. Hillel, Elsevier, Ltd., Oxford, UK, vol. 3:392-398. 2005.

Jackson, T. Passive microwave remote sensing of soil moisture and regional drought monitoring, Chapter V:89-104. in Boken, V. (ed.) Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought. Oxford Univ. Press. 2005.

Jackson, T. J., Bindlish, R., Gasiewski, A.J., Stankov, B., Klein, M., Njoku, E.G., Bosch, D., Coleman, T.L., Laymon, C., and Starks, P. Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer C and X band microwave observations during SMEX03. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 43:2418-2430. 2005.

Jackson, T. J., Bindlish, R., Cosh, M.H., Zhao, T., Starks, P.J., Bosch, D.D., Moran, M.S., Seyfried, M.S., Kerr, Y., Leroux, D. SMOS validation of soil moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) soil moisture over watershed networks in the U.S. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50: 1530-15431 2012.

Kurum, M., O’Neill, P.E., Lang, R.H., Joseph, A.T., Cosh, M.H., and Jackson, T.J., Effective tree scattering and opacity at L-band, Remote Sensing of Environment, 118: 1-9. 2012.

Holmes, T., Jackson, T.J., Reichle, R., and Basara, J. An assessment of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models surface soil moisture products using ground-based measurements. Water Resources Research, 48, W02531, doi:10.1029/2011WR010538. 2012.

Heathman, G.C., Cosh, M.H., Han, E., Jackson, T.J., McKee, L.G., McAfee, S. Field scale spatiotemporal analysis of surface soil moisture for evaluating point-scale in situ networks. Geoderma, 170: 195-205. 2012.

Kurum, M., O’Neill, P.E., Lang, R.H., Cosh, M.H., Joseph, A.T., Jackson, T.J. Impact of conifer forest litter on microwave emission at L-band. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50: 1071-1084. 2012.

Kim, Y., Jackson, T., Bindlish, R., Lee, H., and Hong, S. Radar vegetation indices for estimating the vegetation water content of rice and soybean. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 9: 564-568. 2012.

Colliander, A., Chan, S., Kim, S., Das, N., Yueh, S., Cosh, M.H., Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., and Njoku, E. Long term analysis of PALS soil moisture campaign measurements for global soil moisture algorithm development. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121: 309-322. 2012.

Du, D., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Cosh, M.H., Li, L., Hornbuckle, B., and Kabela, E. Effect of dew on aircraft-based passive microwave observations over an agricultural domain. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6(1), 063571; doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063571. 2012.

Magagi, R., Berg, A., Goita, K., Belair, S., Jackson, T.J., Toth, B., Walker, A., McNairn, H., O’Neill, P.E., Moghaddam, M., Gherboudj, I., Colliander, A., Cosh, M.H., Belanger, J., Burgin, M., Fisher, J., Kim, S., Rousseau, L., Djamaï, N., Shang, J., and Merzouki, A. Canadian experiment for soil moisture in 2010 (CanEX-SM10): Overview and preliminary results. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51: 347-363. 2013.

Mladenova, I., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., and Hensley, S. Incidence angle normalization of radar backscatter data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51: 1791-1804. 2013.

Kim, Y., Jackson, T., Bindlish, R., Lee, H., and Hong, S. Monitoring of soybean growth using L, C, X-band scatterometer data. Int. Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (11): 4069-4082. 2013.

Fang, B., Lakshmi, V., Bindlish, R., Jackson, T. J., Cosh, M., and Basara, J. Passive microwave soil moisture downscaling using vegetation index and skin surface temperature. Vadose Zone Journal, 12: 3: doi:10.2136/vzj2013.05.0089. 2013.

Panciera, R., Walker, J., Jackson, T. J., Ryu, D., Gray, D., Monerris, A., Yardley, H., Tanese, M., Rudiger, C., Wu, X., Gao, Y., Hacker, J. The soil moisture active passive experiments (SMAPEx): Towards soil moisture retrieval from the SMAP mission. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52:490-507, 2014.

Leroux, D., Kerr, Y., Sahoo, A., Wood, E., Bindlish, R., and Jackson, T.J. An approach to constructing a homogeneous time series of soil moisture using SMOS.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52: 393-405. 2014.

Leroux, D.J., Kerr, Y.H., Bitar, A.A., Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., Berthelot, B., and Portet, G. Comparison between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF soil moisture products over four watersheds in U.S. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52: 1562 -1571. 2014.

Mladenova, I., Jackson, T.J., Njoku, Eni., Bindlish, R., Chan, S., Cosh, M.H., Holmes, T., De Jeu, R.A.M., Jones, L., Kimball, J., Paloscia, S., Santi, E. Remote monitoring of soil moisture using passive microwave based technologies theoretical basic and overview of selected algorithms for AMSR-E. Remote Sensing of Environment, 144: 197-213. 2014.

Kim, Y., Jackson, T., Bindlish, R., Hong, S., Jung, G., and Lee, K. Retrieval of wheat growth parameters with radar vegetation indice. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, 11: 808-812. 2014.

Dimitrov, M., Vanderborght, J., Kostov, K.G., Jadoon, K.Z., Weihermüller, L., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Pachepsky, Y., Schwank, M., and Vereecken, H. Soil hydraulic parameters and surface soil moisture of a tilled bare soil plot inversely derived from L-band brightness temperatures. Vadose Zone Journal, 13(1): doi:10.2136/vzj2013.04.0075. 2014.

Mierneckia, M., Wigneron, J.P., Lopez-Baeza, E., Kerr, Y., De Jeu, R., De Lannoy, G., Jackson, T.J., O'Neill, P.E., Schwank, M., Moran, R. F., Bircher, S., Lawrence, H., Mialon, A., Al Bitard A., and Richaume, P. Comparison of SMOS and SMAP soil moisture retrieval approaches using 2 tower-based radiometer data over a vineyard field. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 89-101. 2014.

Martens, B., Lievens, H., Colliander, A., Jackson, T.J., and Verhoest, N. Estimating effective roughness parameters of the L-MEB model for soil moisture retrieval using passive microwave observations from SMAPVEX12. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53: 4091-4103. 2015.

McNairn, H. Jackson, T., Wiseman, G. Belair, S., Berg, A., Bullock, P., Colliander, A., Cosh, M., Kim, S., Magagi, R., Moghaddam, M., Adams, J., Homayouni, S., Ojo, E., Rowlandson, T., Shang, J., Goita, K., and Hosseini, M. The soil moisture active passive validation experiment 2012 (SMAPVEX12): pre-launch calibration and validation of the SMAP satellite. IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53: 2784-2801. 2015.

Zhao, T., Shi, J. Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., Kerr, Y.H., Cui, Q., Li, Y., Xiong, C., and Che, T. Refinement of SMOS multi-angular brightness temperature toward soil moisture retrieval and its analysis over reference targets. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Remote Sensing, 8: 589-603. 2015.

Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., Cosh, Zhao, T., and O’Neill, P. Global soil moisture from the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite: description and initial assessment. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12: 923-927. 2015.

Colliander, A., Jackson, T., McNairn, H., Chazanoff, S., Dinardo, S., Latham, B., O’Dwyer, I., Chun, W., Yueh, S., and Njoku, E. Comparison of airborne passive and active L-band system (PALS) brightness temperature measurements to SMOS observations during the SMAP validation experiment 2012 (SMAPVEX12). IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12: 801-805. 2015.

Paloscia, S., Santi, E., Pettinato, S., Mladenova, I., Jackson, T. and Cosh, M. A comparison between two algorithms for the retrieval of soil moisture using AMSR-E data. Front. Earth Sci. | doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00016. 2015.

Gao, Y., Walker, J. P., Allahmoradi, M.,  Monerris, A.,  Ryu, D.,  and Jackson, T.J. Optical sensing of vegetation water content: A synthesis study. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Remote Sensing, 8: 1456-1464. 2015.

Kim, S., Jackson, T.J., Yueh, S., Xu, X., and Hensley, S. Feasibility of inter-comparing airborne and spaceborne observations of radar backscattering coefficients. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Remote Sensing, 8: 3507-3519. 2015.

Li, D., Zhao, T., Shi, J., Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., Peng, B., An, M., and Han, B. First evaluation of Aquarius soil moisture products using in situ observations and GLDAS model simulations. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8: 5511-5525. 2015.

Yee, M., Walker, J., Monerris, A., Rudiger, C., and Jackson, T.J. On the temporal and spatial variability of near surface soil moisture for the identification of representative in situ soil moisture monitoring stations. Journal of Hydrology, 537: 367-381. 2016.

Kerr, Y.H., Al-Yaari, A., Rodriguez-Fernandez, N., Parrens, M., Molero, B., Leroux, D., Bircher, S., Mahmoodi, A., Mialon, A., Richaume, P., Delwart, S., Al Bitar, A., Pellarin, T., Bindlish, R., Jackson, T.J., Rüdiger, C., Waldteufel, P., Mecklenburg, S., and Wigneron, J.-P. Overview of SMOS performance in terms of global soil moisture monitoring after six years in operation. Remote Sensing of Environment, 180: 40-63. 2016.

Molero, B., Merlin, O., Malbéteau, Y., Al Bitar, A., Cabot, F., Stefan, V., Kerr, Y., Bacon, S., Cosh, M.H., Bindlish, R., and Jackson, T.J. SMOS disaggregated soil moisture product at 1 km resolution: Processor overview and first validation results. Remote Sensing of Environment, 180: 361-376. 2016.

Huang, H., Kim, S., Tsang, L., Xu, X., Liao, T., Jackson, T.J., and Yueh, S. Coherent model of L-band radar scattering by soybean plants: model development, validation and retrieval. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Remote Sensing, 9: 272-284. 2016.

Liao, T., Kim, S., Tan, S., Tsang, L., Su, C., and Jackson, T.J. Multiple scattering effects with cyclical correction in active remote sensing of vegetated surface using vector radiative transfer theory. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9: 1414-1429. 2016.

Leroux, D.J., Das, N.N., Entekhabi, D., Colliander, A., Njoku, E., Jackson, T.J., and Yueh, S. Active–passive soil moisture retrievals during the SMAP validation experiment 2012. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13: 475-479. 2016.

Liu, P., Bongiovanni, T., Monsivais-Huertero, A., Judge, J., Steele-Dunne, S., Bindlish, R., and Jackson, T.J. Assimilation of active and passive microwave observations for improved estimates of soil moisture and crop growth. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9: 1357-1369. 2016.

Chan, S., Bindlish, R., O’Neill, P., Njoku, E.., Jackson, T. J., Colliander, A., Chen, F., Burgin, M., Dunbar, R.S., Piepmeier, J, Yueh, S., Entekhabi, D., Cosh, M.H., Seyfried, M.S., Bosch, D.D., Starks, P., Goodrich, D.C., Prueger, J.H., Crow, W.T., Caldwell, T., Walker, J., Wu, X., Pacheco, A., McNairn, H.  Assessment of the SMAP level 2 passive soil moisture product. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54: 4994-5007. 2016.

Colliander, A., Njoku, E.G., Jackson, T.J., Chazanoff, S., McNairn, H., Powers, J., and Cosh, M.H. Retrieving soil moisture for non-forested areas using PALS radiometer measurements in SMAPVEX12 field campaign. Remote Sensing of Environment, 184: 86-100. 2016.

Chen, F., Crow, W. T., Colliander, A., Cosh, M., Jackson, T.J., Bindlish, R., Reichle, R., Chan, S.K., Bosch, D.D., Starks, P.S., Goodrich, D.C., and Seyfried, M.S. Application of triple collocation in ground-based validation of soil moisture active/passive (SMAP) level 2 data products. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10: 489-502. 2017.

 

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